FINAL Pre-Event Notes 2020

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
All the following forms can be downloaded from the website under the ENTRY tab.

A big thank you to Schools who have already sent in your forms, it makes my life a lot easier!

TRAINING, PASSES AND EXTRA T-SHIRTS FORM 
This must be sent in by Friday 10th January, if you have not done so PLEASE get it to me this week and make sure payment is also sent.

TRAINING
For those taking ESF training on Saturday, please meet me outside the ESF in Flaine Forum by 9.30 ready to ski. I will have any ski passes that have not been collected with me. For Sunday training please meet at 9am.

PASSES
Remember that teachers and parents can also buy ski passes at the special rate, but they are FLAINE ONLY. Anyone wanting to ski in the whole of the GRAND MASSIF will have to buy a day pass.  We pay a deposit for these passes so please return them at Prizegiving 

T-SHIRTS
You will be given a T-shirt for all three of your team so only need to buy extra ones for any reserves etc. 

TEAM DETAILS FORM
This is also due on the 10th January. When completing this form please make sure you have carefully considered whether your skiers comply with the spirit of the ‘non-registered racer’ category, i.e. that they do not train on a regular basis or compete in other ski races. Also PLEASE check the dates of birth carefully. 

There is also a tick box for those requiring a SCAT test - you will be contacted separately about timing and venue for these tests.

Next week I will send you all a copy of the PARTICIPANTS LIST and the list of SKI PASSES, please check these carefully and let me know of any errors a.s.a.p.

ATHLETES DECLARATION (see under Downloads)
Every girl who is not a Registered Racer must produce a signed Athletes Declaration before she will be allowed to race. These forms can either be emailed to me or handed in at the Welcome Desk during Registration.

TEAM ORDER FORM
This form will be in your Welcome packs and should be completed and submitted before 15.30 on Sunday. The team order can be different for Giant Slalom and Slalom. If the form is not received the racers will be put in the order of the team details form already submitted.

PHOTO OPT OUT FORM
Please complete if you do not want the photo of your racer/s used.

SKI HIRE FORM
If you need to hire skis, please complete the form as it helps Sophie Simond to have the correct items in stock. Anyone requiring servicing of their own skis please let sophie know in advance.

RACE OFFICE - REGISTRATION -WELCOME DESK 
The Race Office will be in Belier 32B3 in Flaine Foret, opposite Residence de la Foret (P&V). Turn right from the main Ascenseur (Red Devil) and take the middle Bridge. No 32 is on the entrance level. 

Opening Hours:  Friday  17.00 -18.30

Sunday 26th Jan

15.00 to 17.00                                          
NB Team Captains Meeting at 17.30 in Auditorium

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th
16.00 to 17.00
NB Prizegiving at 17.30 in Auditorium

WELCOME DESK
will be in the Race Office Belier 32B3 on Saturday 25th.   The opening hours this year will be from 8.00 to 18.30. Please come and register, collect your ski passes, information and goody bags. Also bring details of your gatekeeper/s. Please remind gatekeepers to study the information on the website so they can ask questions during their briefing on Sunday.

On Sunday the organisers will be in Le Pre (under the Cable Car) from 12.30 until 2.30 to collect your team order sheets and answer any queries. There will be discount vouchers for use at Le Pre with your ski passes.

MEETINGS AND RECEPTIONS 
Sunday 26th – 17.30 Team Captains Meeting and Racers Briefing will be held in the Auditorium Flaine Foret All racers, team captains and gatekeepers must attend. The ‘draw’ for the giant slalom and slalom start lists will be announced and gatekeepers will be briefed. This year Gatekeepers will be given a special water bottle kindly sponsored by Nimrod Capital.

This will be followed by a Reception in the Foyer kindly sponsored by Nimrod Capital and Erna Low. 

Tuesday 28th – 17.30 Prize-Giving will be held in the Auditorium.
This is an integral part of the event and all teams are expected to attend. Give yourselves plenty of time to get there!! A film of the races will be shown, there will be a prize draw, and this will again be followed by a Drinks Reception hosted by Nimrod Capital and Erna Low. The Charity raffle will also be drawn.

RULES AND GUIDANCE NOTES
These can be found on our website www.britishschoolgirlsraces.co.uk Please read them very carefully as they should have all the information you require regarding the event. However, if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me on bsr@ladiesskiclub.org

HELMETS
A reminder that competitors must wear a helmet during all races and course inspection. Hard shell helmets are mandatory for the Giant Slalom and no camera mounts etc. are allowed. Nothing must be worn under the helmets. Helmets must be well fitting and should not be passed from one racer to another.

NOTICES AND RESULTS
The results will be posted on the website www.britishschoolgirlsrace.co.uk as soon as they are available. Please follow the British Schoolgirls Races Twitter Feed @BSRaces which will let you know when the results are published, plus any other important information regarding the event.

CHARITY – MYELOMA UK
Thank you to those who contributed to this charity with their entry fee, also those who have already bought Raffle tickets on-line.  Myeloma UK is a very good cause, we will be selling tickets during the event, but it is also still possible to buy them on line.

TUESDAY EVENING AT CHALET BISSAC
Once again Chalet Bissac is opening especially for us on Tuesday evening. Dinner at Chalet Bissac, just up the slope from Flaine Foret, is a lovely way to end the event. This year there is a choice of menu either Beef Fondue or Cheese Fondue with charcuterie – please see the attached poster. Book directly with Sabrina, her email is leschaletsdumichet@wanadoo.fr

SPONSORS
We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors and supporters. Again, this year we have Visions in Education and MPI attending, providing the hot chocolate and hot wine. For the first time we also have Sarah from Incline Sports who in the past has offered the ‘race suit’ prize. She is looking forward to seeing you all in ‘her’ suits! This year she is offering a free specially designed ‘storm coat’,  more details of the offer later!

THE LADIES SKI CLUB
The British Schoolgirls’ Races are run by the Ladies Ski Club. The LSC President Pene Cairns and other members of the Club (Ladies in pink) will be attending the event. We welcome all (female) teachers and parents to become members and also have introduced a category of Associate Membership for the girls. 

A DRAFT PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AND A MAP OF FLAINE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AS DOWNLOADS ON THE ENTRY TAP OF THE WEBSITE.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY DIAL 112 (EQUIVALENT TO 999 IN UK)


Anne Taylor 06.01.20
Chief of Championships